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A bill is a legislative proposal brought before Congress in either the House or the Senate.
Bills introduced in the House are assigned sequential numbers in the order in which they are introduced and are preceded by "H.R.".
Bills introduced in the Senate are assigned sequential numbers preceded by "S.".
The vast majority of legislative proposals are in the form of bills.
Search for bills by: number, keyword, public law number, sponsor.
Any of the following sources are useful for identifying a bill that is being considered in Congress.
Some of these sources will also provide some background information on the bill and usually references to report numbers, PL numbers and other information.
Use the Congressional Publications database if the fulltext of reports, prints are not available on other sites.
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Bills are arranged alphabetically by popular title or subject so they're easy to find. Bill numbers are provided to facilitate research in Congressional Publications.
Public laws are in red
*Many bills exist, but this bill is currently receiving legislative attention.
Bills in ITALICS received attention in the last week or may receive floor action this week.
BOLD bill numbers indicate advanced legislative action.
Bills that did not pass have been struck through.
V indicates a veto.